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stalk

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1. the main stem of a herbaceous plant
2. any of various subsidiary plant stems, such as a leafstalk (petiole) or flower stalk (peduncle)
3. a slender supporting structure in animals such as crinoids and certain protozoans, coelenterates, and barnacles

stalk

2
the act of stalking

cauliculus, caulicole

Any one of the ornamental stalks rising between the leaves of a Corinthian or Composite capital, from which the volutes spring.
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Message from YOUR Presidential Candidate," the 33-year-old stalker also wrote as stated in the request filed in Los Angeles Superior Court.
1) Rejected stalkers appear to pose the greatest risk of violence and homicide.
Of the cases, 53,000 are recorded as crimes yet only 1,200 stalkers are jailed - just 1 per cent of reported offences.
Department of Justice, 27% reported being cyberstalked, or stalked through computer programs, while one in 13 said their stalkers used tracking devices to monitor their locations.
The most infamous stalkers are the emotionally disturbed.
Most stalkers fit into one of these categories, which aids counseling of the victim, management of the offender, and education of law enforcement officials, but "there are some unique populations that may not fit into these schemes, such as adolescent stalkers or cyberstalkers," she said.
Many stalkers maim pets belonging to their victims as a way of getting at them;
People targeted by stalkers often feel anxiety, stress, and fear; many times, they make dramatic changes in their lives.
This judge recognized four distinct categories of stalkers: stalkers who suffer from delusional erotomania, stalkers who suffer from borderline erotomania, "former intimate" stalkers, and sociopathic stalkers.